\u201cIn every hurricane there is a villain. There is 1 person who makes our jaws drop. For #HurricaneIan that person is @DylanFedericoWX, meteorologist for @winknews. He posted a video of a kitten he could have easily rescued and left to die. Btw, he deleted the tweet after backlash.\u201d
Dylan later followed up with a tweet on Wednesday (29 September), claiming the cat swam away.
He penned: "Right after the video was posted, we attempted to get to the cat but it swam in a different direction out of view. I waited to post an update in hopes we could grab it. Please take your companions with you when you evacuate."
The tweet sparked further outrage, along with people jumping to his defence.
CBS meteorologist Katie Nicolaou said: "Anyone here to bash Dylan can stop. Also, the type of door in the video is the kind that needs a key. Finding the key takes time. Any cat owner knows a cat can get spooked and run away in less than a second. Don’t berate him because the cat moved before they could get to it."
Indy100 reached out to WINK News for comment.
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